Ferdinand Omanyala: How Kenyan Sprinter Is Investing His Millions

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala PHOTO/Courtesy

Kenyan sprinter and Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has spoken on investments he has made from millions he has earned from races.

In a sit-down interview with the Afrikan Traveler, the sportsman disclosed that he has invested in the real estate industry.

Omanyala joined hands with Ask Homes to develop ‘The Hills’ development in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.

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“I’m in a sport that doesn’t last forever and it comes down to investments and making my first millions… I came into this project as an investor, it’s not yet over but we’re now up with it and I’m looking forward to a very great project,” he said. M

Omanyala and his partners are set to launch 16 one-bedroom units in Rongai that will sell for Ksh 1.99 million per unit.

“It’s close to the road and you don’t have to go deep into the streets to access the houses, the serene environment and also the project is nice,” he said about the project.

Elsewhere, Omanyala was gifted a new car, Toyota Harrier, by betting firm OdiBets.

The vehicle came as a reward for breaking the African 100 metres record, with the car’s number plate bearing the number 977, an emblem of the time he set to become the continent’s fastest man.

Omanyala set a new continental record after running 100m in just 9.77 seconds during the Kip Keino Classics Held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. 

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In a separate event, the sprinter and his girlfriend were gifted a vacation by a local tour and travel company.

This came shortly before he was offered a job to represent the National Police Service (NPS) in future track events, locally.

Unlike ordinary citizens, who have to go for an 18-month mandatory police training, Omanyala has an arrangement with his new employer that will not interfere with his normal athletics programme.

“I’ll go through normal police training, and when free, I’d take to the field to prepare for track events. The police engagements won’t interfere with my athletics programme,” said Omanyala.

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